Detroit students desperately want to learn, and their heroic teachers desperately want to teach them. But unlike most students and teachers, they cannot take for granted that their schools will have even the most basic conditions necessary to allow teaching and learning to take place.
Here are just a few of the desperate conditions in Plaintiffs’ schools:
- Lack of appropriate textbooks and instructional materials
- Lack of basic classroom resources
- Overcrowded classrooms
- Unsanitary and dangerous conditions in classrooms and in the schools